Just a short post to thank all those readers, old and new, who have pushed my page views past the 100,000 mark. I find it astonishing that my ramblings are of interest to anyone but family.
And a special thank you to those who comment. I sometimes find it hard to find stuff to write but getting comments makes me realise some people really are coming back for another read and keeps me going.
To anyone who is starting on a new and adventurous phase of their lives, I really would recommend you keep a diary on line. It not only keeps family up to speed, but also friends who might forget you otherwise. It is also useful to look back on, especially when you are waiting for the walnuts to drop or migrating birds to appear, little things like tiny kittens making their way here, new life and a reminder of those little lives in your world who have moved on. The journey over here, what to expect of the seasons, how much wood you used last year. All the little things you might want to check on and which others contemplating the move will find useful to know.
And I have a terrible memory!
I try to answer all comments, but occasionally there is one I don't understand and I just don't know how to respond (sorry). I know only too well that not getting an acknowledgement is frustrating. If someone is kind enough to read what you write then leave a comment, I can certainly spare the time to reply. I know that when I leave a comment on a blog I am following that is not recognised I feel that maybe I shouldn't bother to check in as the writer doesn't care if no-one reads it.
So thank you all. Big hug.